Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my first Christmas Home Tour!  BooMama is hosting this event today.  Go to her blog and see over 400 other Home Tours.  I finally got most of the house decorated and the tree up over the weekend.  I still have to finish my mantle.  I need a new garland to put up there so will show you that later.  I will also show you the outside at a later post.  So grab yourself a cup of coffee with cinnamon bun creamer(my favorite right now!) and come on in see how the snowmen have taken over!
First Father Christmas welcomes you on my dining room table.
Our manger scene that I bought many years ago at one of those Christmas in home parties. It wouldn't be Christmas without it! 
The table in the foreground is our pool table.  We use it as a table at the holidays and are expecting our small group bible study for dinner tomorrow night.
My buffet with the manger on it!
The Tree!  It looks nicer in person than this picture.  It's in a spot between the kitchen and the family room.  Our tree is full of memories.  The ornaments are from our travels, my snowmen collection, my husbands time working at Disney, handmade ornaments from the children and others, Dwight and my first ornaments, etc.  I'm not a decorator so it's not one of those fancy trees...just a down home Christmas tree and I love it!  I need a new topper though...our one of many years broke last year and I can't find anything good to put up there yet.
One of the snowmen on my tree.
An angel snowman!
A handmade snowman.
Snowmen on my's not done yet...need some kind of garland.
My favorite snow couple...Aren't they cute?
My dining room table with my favorite old fashioned Santa welcoming everyone!
More snowmen in the kitchen!
A few more!
I've had this little guy years ago and just love him!  
He welcomes everyone as they come in the door!
My musical snowman collection from Hallmark.  The grandchildren love them!
Another snowman!
One more!
I have kept so much of my children's art work over the years and at Christmas post some of their Christmas art work on my cabinets for all to see.  My children are all in their 20's and they get a kick out of what they wrote when they were little and so do their significant others.  

This is it for today.  I hope you enjoyed my tour of Christmas at our house.  If you want to continue on your Christmas Home Tour, go by BooMama's.  Click Here. 
And theres another Home Tour here hosted by Julia.  
Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!


Aimee' said...

your decorations are beautiful! i came over from BooMama's!

BooSheep said...

I love all your snowmen!! (And what a GREAT idea to keep the kids artwork to decorate with! I bet they love you putting it up every year.) Thank you for letting us stop by!


Becky said...

Everything looks soooo pretty! I'm a snowmen lover too!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Your snowmen are so cute, and your home is lovely, but I think my favorite thing may be how you hang your children's old artwork on the cabinets! That would be fun to look at all those years later.

Thanks for joining my blog party and inviting us in. -Julia :-)

Anonymous said...


I love your "down-home" Christmas tree!! It is really fun to see how everyone decorates. I have a lot of my boys artwork and Christmas projects from when they were small too!! What great memories!

blessings & Merry Christmas!

Maria said...

Love the "down home tree" and that very last snowman? Too cute! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a blessed Christmas!

sandra/tx said...

I'm glad to know I'm not the only person who struggles to get good pics of the tree. Your Christmas decorating is lovely. Thank you for opening up your lovely home to us this Christmas season.

Cindy said...

So beautiful! I love snowmen also. But I mostly have nativities - I think I have about 80.

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Youe snowmen are so cute! Thanks for the tour!

Carol said...

Thanks for the tour. Love the snowmen. Your house looks so welcoming with all the fun smiling snowmen, santas, and reindeer.


lisa-rie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! You had a GREAT idea putting your kiddos past Christmas art on the cabinets! I have a 1st grader and an 8 month old so I will start now ;) The glamazon trees are gorgeous but, I agree, there is something special about pulling out ornaments and decorations that have meaning and history

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love your decorations! The snowmen on the tree are my favorite! :)

Nina Diane said...

everything looks so beautiful.......and you know I love those snowmen!!

Becky said...

Your home is beautiful!!! And, so are you on your 50th!!
I love the idea of the children's things on the cabinets!! I think I will use that idea!

A Hint of Home said...

You're all decked out for the holidays! It looks great. So many pretty ornaments.
I didn't know your hubby worked for Disney. We sure had a good time there while visiting our kids in Riverside.
Merry Christmas!

Kim said...

What a beautiful home! You've done a fabulous job of decorating and making it welcoming. Thanks for sharing with us!

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I turned 50 this month too :-) God has such a sense of humor. He sent us to South America and at age 50 I am learning a new language! hahahaha

janet in ft worth said...

Oh, I have the same angel snowman! I took a picture of it on the tree last year that is my Christmas wallpaper on my cell phone. :)

LisaShaw said...

Connie, what a beautiful blog! Happy Birthday this month!!! Celebrate your life in Christ because that's awesome!!

When I turned 40, 3 years ago I had the biggest celebration and Lord willing when 50 hits I'll do it again! Until then I celebrate every birthday with thanksgiving unto God.

I love your blog and will return.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

All your snowmen are just so cute! They make your home so cheery! Thanks so much for the tour!


Judy said...

I love everything! I especially like your snow couple in the red and green. I have the same couple! ;-D

Christine said...

Connie,...everything looks wonderful! And I love your tree with all the ornaments..I love to just sit at night and look at all the different ornaments that were either made for me or given as gifts....wonderful memories! When you have a December Birthday you get a lot of ornaments for gifts over the years...well I have

Your snowmen are wonderful too!

Ok Christmas tea at your house! =O)

nancygrayce said...

I love your decorations. Do you like snowmen??? :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Connie, thanks for stopping by my party! Have a great Christmas!

Kelli said...

Your decorations are wonderful...I love the snowmen! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Alice said...

I love all your snowmen. They are so cute! And the little reindeer with the lights in his antlers is adorable! Great pictures, great post. Thanks :).

Alice said...

Oh, yea, and Happy Birthday!!!

Michie said...

I love all the little kid artwork on the cabinets. What fun memories.

jerriann said...

Happy Birthday, I turn 50 in April this year, yea. Loved you Christmas decorations, thank you for sharing your home. This is so much fun, my husband is setting next to me and looks over occasionaly to see the homes. I would love for you come by my house if you have time.


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